The Majangir

Ecology and Society of a Southwest Ethiopian People

Author: Jack Stauder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521040853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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The Majangir live on the thickly forested slopes of the south-western edge of the Ethiopian plateau, between the Anuak of the plains and the Galla of the highlands. Their way of life is markedly different from that of their neighbours, and is well adapted to their habitat. They are agriculturalists and the structure of their society is loose and simple. They have no political leaders, the only individuals of any authority being ritual leaders whose influence is restricted. Domestic groups tend to farm plots adjacent to those of friends or kin, but the settlements remain small and constantly change in composition (as well as in location). In addition to farming, in which the men and women share the work, the men make occasional hunting and fishing trips, as well as spending quite a considerable amount of time tending and making bee hives. Dr Stauder examines the various social and spatial groupings of Majang society and demonstrates the intimate ecological relationship between these groupings and the system of slash and burn cultivation practised by the Majangir.

The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia

Essays in History and Social Anthropology

Author: Donald Donham,Wendy James

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521322379

Category: History

Page: 308

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This international collection of essays offers a unique approach to the understanding of imperial Ethiopia, out of which the present state was created by the 1974 revolution. After the 1880s, Abyssinia, under Menilek II, expanded its ancient heartland to incorporate vast new territories to the south. Here, for the first time, these regions are treated as an integral part of the empire. The book opens with an interpretation of nineteenth-century Abyssinia as an African political economy, rather than as a variant on European feudalism, and with an account of the north's impact on peoples of the new south. Case studies from the southern regions follow four by historians and four by anthropologists, each examining aspects of the relationship between imperial rule and local society. In revealing the region's diversity and the relationship of the periphery to the centre, the volume illuminates some of the problems faced by post-revolutionary Ethiopia.

Effects of Resettlement Schemes on the Biophysical and Human Environments

The Case of the Gambela Region, Ethiopia

Author: Mengistu Woube

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 158112483X

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 1938

This book focuses on the effects of resettlement schemes on the environment. The chapters of the book include: Theories, typologies and processes of settlement, resettlement and resettlement schemes in Africa and other countries; Effects of the 1960s, 70s and 80s resettlement schemes on the overall bio-physical and human environments and brief presentation on the ongoing resettlement programme in Ethiopia; Effects of the resettlements on the soil resources, water, vegetation, land-use and farming systems, fires, health and wildlife in Gambela Region. Most of the resettlement projects were designed on the basis of political motives, short-sighted economic gains in mind, and were not integrated to other development programmes. As a result, they have aggravated land-use and ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, food insecurity and poverty. It can be reversed through environmental knowledge, regional integration, effective land-use planning, and conservation-based sustainable utilisation of the natural resources.

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

Author: David H. Shinn,Thomas P. Ofcansky

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874571

Category: History

Page: 692

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The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ethiopia.

Bartered Brides

Politics, Gender and Marriage in an Afghan Tribal Society

Author: Nancy Lindisfarne,Nancy Tapper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521381581

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 309

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A detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan.

The Rope of Moka

Big-men and Ceremonial Exchange in Mount Hagen New Guinea

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521079877

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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In the Mount Hagen area of central New Guinea, warfare has been replaced since the arrival of the Europeans by a vigorous development of moka, a competitive ceremonial exchange of wealth objects. The exchanges of pigs, shells and other valuables are interpreted as acting as a bond between groups, and as a means whereby individuals, notably the big-men, can maximize their status. Professor Strathern analyses the ways in which competition between big-men actually takes place, and the effects of this competition on the overall political system.

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A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974

Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm

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